#Americana

News | Interesting Stuff

You Have Until Next Month to Check Out McDonald's 'No. 1 Store' Before It's Demolished

The replica of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's franchise store was rebuilt and turned into a museum.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On | The New Yorker

As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Do You Remember These 15 Defunct Restaurant Chains?

Pull up a seat, open the menu, and let's look at some defunct restaurant chains you might not even remember.

Travel | Travel

An old relic of the American road trip is disappearing - Business Insider

After its heyday in the mid-20th century, the traditional mom and pop motel has largely slipped from the public imagination.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

The 50 Best Drive-In Restaurants in the U.S. | Mental Floss

The prime of American drive-ins might be behind us, but there are still plenty of these nostalgic roadside eateries available. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a more specialty meal, drive-ins offer one benefit that most other restaurants simply can't—fries and floats from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Music | Music

Live from Mary Todd. Blood on the Harp with Coming Home

Live from Mary Todd Hairdressing Co. We bring you Way Down in Cabbagetown with Blood on the Harp playing Coming Home. Blood on the Harp is: Miguel Olascuaga ...

Visual Arts | Photography

The Man Who Photographed a Forgotten America by Moonlight - Feature Shoot

Late Arrival, 2011 Diner, 2011 Noel Kerns is an American time traveler. His camera has taken him on road trips across Texas, down Route 66, and through the ghost towns of the American West. He’s found these bygone patches of the United States under the

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Watch This Brief History of the Chinese Takeout Box | Mental Floss

This video explains the surprisingly complex—and quintessentially American—story of the takeout staple.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disneyland PeopleMover Cars Sell for $471,500 at Auction

Remember the Disneyland PeopleMover tram cars? Two just sold for close to half a million dollars.

Music | Music

X - See How We Are (Live on KEXP)

John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X perform an acoustic version of

Music | Music

Loretta Lynn, Live At The 2014 Americana Music Awards : NPR

As spirited as ever, Lynn gives a seemingly effortless performance of "Coal Miner's Daughter."

Music | Music

Kim Lenz & The Jaguars

Visual Arts | Photography

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

Los Angeles photographer Ed Freeman captures the architecture of the American roadside in a remarkable portfolio of images, writes Kathryn Bromwich

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

The 10 Most Storied Bars in America!

Every bar has stories, but by virtue of age, ownership, or just plain oddness, some have way more than others. We rounded up 10 that really fit that bill, thanks to playing host to everything from Teddy Roosevelt’s recruitment of the Rough Riders, to George Steinbrenner’s recruitment of Billy Martin, to the recruitment of… an assassin?